Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has developed in cooperation with Phoseon Technology a new UV-curing coating method, called UVITEC® 2D, for parquet boards, doors and other furniture components made of wood or wood-based materials.

Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has developed in cooperation with Phoseon Technology a new UV-curing coating method, called UVITEC® 2D, for parquet boards, doors and other furniture components made of wood or wood-based materials. The new method is also suitable for plastic materials such as PVC flooring and plastic panels. With the new method, it is possible to replace traditional UV-curing devices in UV painting/coating lines.

The method includes UV-curing coatings LUMINOL and UVINOL, and a Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) UV LED light source from Phoseon Technology. According to the company, the main benefits of the new method are the long lifetime of the UV LED light source and very low energy consumption. The process is suitable for all wood materials and heat-sensitive plastic materials.

The new UVITEC 2D device will be supplied by Tikkurila in cooperation with partners, and the lacquers and paints will be supplied by Tikkurila. The method was launched on November 13, 2007 at the RadTech Europe Conference & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria. The first customer trials for the system are scheduled for early 2008.

For more information, visit www.tikkurila.com,www.kemira.comorwww.phoseon.com.